Jeff Pearlman, author of The Bad Guys Won! and Boys Will Be Boys –both are New York Times bestsellers books–, write a beautiful biography and portrait of Walter Payton, a legend in life and remains one in death. First Published by Gotham on September 29th 2011, 448 pages of Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton shows Walter Payton’s life as the greatest football player —but even greater as a human being. It hurt to read the end of Payton’s life and his death.
The first definitive biography of Chicago Bears superstar Walter Payton.
At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Peyton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed “Sweetness” during his college football days, he became the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose yards, capturing the hearts of fans in his adopted Chicago.
Crafted from interviews with more than 700 sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has produced the first definitive biography of Payton. Sweetness at last brings fans a detailed, scrupulously researched, all-encompassing account of the legend’s rise to greatness. From Payton’s childhood in segregated Mississippi, where he ended a racial war by becoming the star of his integrated high school’s football team, to his college years and his twelve-year NFL career, Sweetness brims with stories of all-American heroism, and covers Payton’s life off the field as well. Set against the backdrop of the tragic illness that cut his life short at just forty- six years of age, this is a stirring tribute to a singular icon and the lasting legacy he made.
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